Tag Archives: Write for Rights 2013

Two ways we can change the world

Real opportunities to change the world don’t come around very often. Then suddenly, two come along at once. In April, government officials will meet to discuss our private lives. Their distant decisions could translate into harsh realities – see our … Continue reading

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Human rights superheroes

With two prisoners already released and 2.3 million messages sent across 80 countries, Write for Rights 2013 was our most successful global letter-writing campaign ever. By Amnesty staff member Kristin Hulaas Sunde Hundreds of thousands of ordinary people transformed into … Continue reading

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Russian prisoner of conscience freed as Write for Rights 2013 reaches 1.4 million actions!

By Louisa Anderson, Global Campaigner at Amnesty’s International Secretariat. Fantastic news came today as our global letter-writing campaign, Write for Rights, drew to a close: Vladimir Akimenkov, one of the Bolotnaya 3 prisoners of conscience, has been freed! This fantastic … Continue reading

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Write for Rights – the true spirit of Amnesty

By Louisa Anderson, Global Campaigner at Amnesty’s International Secretariat. It’s been incredibly exciting, almost overwhelming, to see how much has happened over the last few days as Amnesty activists all around the world have taken part in Write for Rights, … Continue reading

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We’ll clench our teeth and go through it

I look at the mothers of the other men on trial and tell myself: “This is my brother and I worry so much. What must a mother feel when it is her son on trial?” An interview with Ksenia Kosenko, … Continue reading

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